In the first quarter of the year 2000, Varghese from Trivandrum a city on the south-west coast of India
came to Madras to attend a 3-month residential Bible course at the School of the Holy Spirit. I was
to teach that group of about 35 on the subject of Divine Healing.
Before the classes began, I was told of all those who are sick. One of them was Varghese who had a
skin disease that left white patches on his body, especially on his hands, face and neck. It did not
cause him any problem but it was obvious that he was in much mental agony because of the patches
which was clearly visible against his somewhat dark skin.
After the first days lessons he came up and began to show me all the patches. I looked at him and firmly
told him to read and memorize Job 33:21-26.
On the fourth and my last day at the School, a humid summer afternoon, we had a prayer session and
the laying on of hands. The students of this School are used to spending 3 to 4 hours praising Almighty
God. We prayed for all, including the sick. When I came to Varghese, I prayed for him briefly and sat
down along with my friend Mandeep Singh from Antioch House who had accompanied me.
It was not three minutes before Varghese with the whole bunch of students came bounding up to me and
in an excited voice began telling me, "It's gone, It's gone, It's going, it is gone, It is going." Cheers and praises
to God filled the room. I looked at Vargehese hands and face and the patches had disappeared. There was
one left in the centre of his neck and I realised that God had left that to as a harmless testimony and reminder
of His power to wipe out diseases and cleanse even in a moments time.
Varghese then told me that he had taken the scripture references seriously. It had gotten into his soul and
very being. He had obviously been living on those verses and his faith and risen to such a level that it was
quite natural to be healed.
I went home that day with tears of joy in my eyes at the beautiful and sweet cleansing of Varghese skin.
Blessed be the Ransom of God!